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Sling TV vs. Fubo in 2024

By Staff, Deja Harris• Edited by Lisa Holden • Updated Dec 04, 2023


Sling TV and Fubo are two of the most popular live streaming services around, and both offer a good selection of channels at fair prices, but which one is right for you? In this guide, we'll look at Sling TV vs. Fubo to see which service comes out on top for different kinds of people, from budget-conscious TV fans to sports lovers.

Most people should choose Fubo

If you're looking for a general recommendation between Sling TV and Fubo, we have to give Fubo a slight edge. Both of these services have pros and cons, but Fubo comes out on top in a few more of the key categories when compared to Sling TV.

For example, Fubo has a wide range of channels and is especially well-suited to sports fans, as it has one of the biggest and best ranges of sports channels of any streaming service. It also offers stronger local channel support than Sling TV, with more local networks available to each subscriber.

Sling TV does have some advantages, however. It's a cheaper service, overall, so will appeal to budget-conscious streaming fans, and it often has better deals and new member discounts. It also has a sizable on-demand library, while Fubo is a little lacking in the on-demand area when compared to Sling TV and other services.

Sling also has slightly better device support, but both services have 7-day free trials, so you can try them out and see what each one is like before committing.

If you're a sports fanatic, choose Fubo

If you're a sports fan, Fubo is the service to choose. Sling TV is no slouch in the sports department and has plenty of the big channels, like ESPN, but Fubo gives you even more. It has ESPN, ABC, NFL Network, the Big 10 and Pac 12 networks, Fox Sports 1 and 2, and 10 different beIN Sports channels.

If you're on a budget, choose Sling TV

Budget is a big concern for a lot of people when it comes to picking streaming services. If you're a budget-conscious person or simply don't want to overspend on a service if a cheaper option is available, Sling TV might be the best choice for you. You can choose from the individual Orange package and Blue package, or get the combined Orange + Blue together at a deal. Meanwhile, Fubo is significantly more expensive. See details of both below.


Sling offers three plans for you to choose from:

Sling Orange

$10 off your first month

$40 / month
30+ channels
Stream on one device
40+ channels
Local channels in select cities
News and entertainment
Stream on three screens
General cable replacement
45+ channels
Stream on three screens


Fubo also offers three English plans to choose from:

1000 hours of cloud DVR
Stream on ten screens
180+ channels
Stream on ten screens
1000 hours of cloud DVR
250+ channels
HD and 4K video quality
Stream on ten screens
250+ channels
HD and 4K video quality
1000 hours of cloud DVR
Showtime included

If you want lots of content, choose Fubo

If quantity is a big factor for you and you want a service that has lots and lots of channels to offer, Fubo is the best option of the two. Not only does it have more sports channels, but it has more channels in general, with over 170 channels available through the Elite package and lots more channel add-on packs available, too. In comparison, Sling offers just 30+ channels on its Orange plan or 45+ with the Blue package.

If you want more on-demand content, choose Sling TV

Both Sling TV and Fubo are primarily live TV streaming services, which means that they mostly offer live channels to watch throughout the day. However, both of these services also provide some on-demand content you can access and enjoy at any time, and Sling TV just about edges this category, with over 10,000 hours of on-demand content for viewers to enjoy. Fubo, meanwhile, still has some on-demand content, but the library is a little smaller.

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Lisa Holden is an editor and creative based in Houston, TX. Lisa holds a BA in African-American Studies from Temple University and has spent her career working in news publications and magazines, even founding a magazine herself. When she’s not editing or working on one of her many creative endeavors (whenever that is), she enjoys traveling to new places and biking on sunny days.

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